Recipe: Ultimate Detox Soup

Staff January 7, 2022 at 9:07 pm
detox soup

Looking to detox your major organs to start the year feeling cleansed and energized? This soup is full of hearty, anti-inflammatory ingredients that will help support a detoxification of your liver and kidneys and will help reduce bloating.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 inches fresh ginger, minced (about 1 heaping Tbsp.)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme (or 1 teaspoon freshly chopped rosemary)
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup dry green or brown lentils
  • 2 teaspoons fine Himalayan salt, divided
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice (or to taste)

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in the onion, carrots, and celery, and stir until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the garlic, ginger, turmeric, and thyme, and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Immediately add in the water after that, so the garlic won’t start to burn.
  3. Add in the lentils, 1 teaspoon of salt, and several grinds of black pepper. Bring the liquid to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer. Cover and let the soup cook until the lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.
  4. When the lentils are tender, add in the remaining 1 teaspoon of salt, along with the cilantro and lemon juice. The cilantro will wilt quickly in the hot soup. Adjust any seasoning to taste, and serve warm.
  5. Leftover detox soup can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months.

From Detoxinista